Features Ah Cama-Sotz, Satori, Kammarheit, Ashtoreth, DAIMON, Stefan Klaverdal, SONOLOGYST, Instinct Primal, Lars Brondum, Massimo Olla, Nihil Impvlse & HLER.
Pitchfork Media and Allmusic journalist Mark Richardson defined drone
music thus: "The vanishing-point music created by drone elders Phill
Niblock and, especially, LaMonte Young is what happens when a fixation
on held tones reaches a tipping point. Timbre is reduced to either a
single clear instrument or a sine wave, silence disappears completely,
and the base-level interaction between small clusters of "pure" tone
becomes the music's content. This kind of work takes what typically
helps us to distinguish "music" from "sound," discards nearly all of it,
and then starts over again from scratch."
Since LaMonte Young early experiments till today, drone music has come a
long way. Eighth Tower Records is proud to present an anthology
featuring 12 projects from artists who work on classic and new
stimulating paths for the drone music.